Integrative physiology Professor Ken Wright is breaking new ground in the burgeoning field of sleep research, and bringing his students along for the ride, all of which has won him the Mary A. Carskadon Outstanding Educator Award.
Erika Randall, a new associate dean for student success, wants students to feel their authentic selves are woven into the campus community. She also belives when people give themselves permission to embrace their disparate interests, they achieve increasingly compelling, creative work—what she calls “ampersanding.”
The assignment: write and test the code for a microcontroller, design and built an insulated casing to hold a camera and protect electronics and batteries from temperatures of approximately -35° Fahrenheit. Students, many of whom began the ATLAS course without much of a technical background, succeeded.
With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and the uncertainty of international travel, Mortenson Center graduate student Britta Bergstrom pivoted her field-based practicum in Tanzania to a community-engaged garden in her home state.
Mary Rippon was a bona fide pioneer who became a CU icon, but CU almost did not become her home. When CU’s first president, Joseph Sewall, invited Rippon to teach at CU, which had just opened its doors in September 1877, Rippon initially declined.